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Rock The Boat 2

So I’m taking tomorrow and the weekend offline and I’m giddy as hell about it. Have a glorious weekend and don’t be jelly. My life is rarely this carefree.

Tips for the perfect long weekend holiday:

  • Drink your signature cocktail all weekend – you deserve it!
  • Dress in breezy maxi dresses, anything sheer and havaianas.
  • Go for a natural look, wash hair, tie it in a bun then let it dry naturally – your waves will be killer – thanks Karen for that tip.
  • Create a Long Weekend menu and try a recipe using fresh produce from your local market – I’ll be chefing up cold eggplant stacks drizzled with olive oil and balsamic with fresh basil and love.
  • Enjoy an ice cream in a classic cone.
  • Head north, where the air is cleaner and the stars shine brighter
  • shut down your laptop, even if you stay in the city turn it off – explore your own surroundings and act like a tourist while you’re at it!
  • Own being lazy – if you have a DIY project or gardens you want to work on do it at a slow pace. And if you get distracted by cocktails or friends, who cares enjoy it.
  • Drink your signature cocktail..

Happy long weekend everyone!

This is what my car looked like this week…

This is me tomorrow…

This is what I will be looking at…

I will drown in this before I drown in the lake…

Rock the boat a little!

Happy May long weekend.

Jaclyn xo

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Beach & Sun: Vacay Moments

I’m back! My vacation is officially over, like always it flew by way too quickly. It was a blissful, gluttonous, enjoyable 7 days – oddly enough I’m happy to be home, mainly because if I had stayed any longer I’m not sure I would have come out of it alive. Our days looked something like this….

9am – Breaky & Mimosas

10am – Walk to the beach & Pina Colada

11am – Beach cocktails commence

12pm – Ocean swim & Miami Vices

1pm – Lunch & wine

2pm – beach nap &  Mimosa upon wake up

3pm – Head to the swim up bar & margaritas

4pm – Poolside Happy Hour & Daily Martinis

5pm – more martinis…..

6pm – Shower & in the room Champagne

7pm – Dinner & drinks

8pm – Dessert & Aperitif

9pm – Lobby Bar & Cuba Libre

10pm – 1am – Disco, dancing & more Cuba Libres…

Sleep. Repeat.

Proof is in the itinerary that the possibility of overdosing from this boozy vacay was a bona fide concern.

It was a fabulous vacation with an equally fabulous group of people. I could get used to living in a warmer climate dressed simply in a kaftan and bikini, writing ocean side and indulging in daily (not hourly) happy hour!

Thanks to the beautiful Birthday girl for making this trip happen and to the wonderful people who were in our crew. The beach, a dose of sunshine, laughter and silliness were exactly what I needed to get me through these last loitering months of winter.


Siesta Anyone?

Poolside two

Morning Mimosas

Beach Time

Piled High & Tipsy

Poolside kisses

Sunset on the beach

Dinner and drinks @ The Steakhouse

I couldn’t decide?

Punta Cana 2012

I won’t exhaust you with anymore photos -I took over 300.

Glad to be back to my loyal readers….

Happy Monday to you, and happy first day of detox to me!

Jaclyn xo

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One night stand: Charlie


“I love Charlie”……And so will you after I expose the elements of the passionate one night stand I had this evening.

It started with a glass of red wine (of course,) and the April issue of Vogue.  I got a peek of Charlie and it led my pursuit to uncover more about him.

Charlie is a seductive swim wear line designed by Matthew Zink.  Its hot.  The bikinis, caftans, cut outs and headdresses make you hungry for more.  Matthew Zink, the recent design director for Victoria’s Secret Swim and shoes crafted his inspiration and skills together to form seduction of the perfect bikini.

My irregular and unplanned encounter with Charlie brought my love for swim wear to a new intensity.  Matthews timeless, provocative designs and simple to wear pieces make this 70’s inspired collection something to be desired.



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Zink ZigZag Bandeau

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Charlie X

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Accomplices in a one-night stand typically have not known each other long and have had minimal time to get acquainted before engaging, go get yourself acquainted with Charlie…I promise you won’t regret it.

My Tailored Life xo


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Must Have Mondays: Fierce Fitness Ensembles


This Easter weekend was an indulgent and lavish affair that unfortunately I am happy to leave behind.  I overdosed on; calories from Cadbury Cream eggs, Mimosas, white wine spritzers, meat, red wine, staying up way past my bedtime and laughing out loud.  I welcome Monday with open arms and a solid am and pm workout!

Heres the problem:  After a very liberal weekend I always find it hard to get back on track, I always do, but its hard.  On days like these I like to jump out of bed, dress in my finest workout kit (British slang for outfit) and throw on my runners before I even put on the coffee.  It’s my stimulus.  Wearing the clothes I will be working out in reminds me not to sit my ass down in front of my laptop and catch up on Facebook or celebrity gossip.

I find that caring about what you wear when you exercise or at least having something to be joyed about when you put it on provides positively strong incentive…

So now Must Have Mondays: Fierce Fitness Ensembles

I know what you might be thinking “you’re just going to sweat in it, so who cares” right? Wrong… feeling good in your workout clothes gives you more confidence and motivates you to get your heart rate up.

  • Boulder Holder – A great sports bra has two purposes, first if you need it for support its perfect to keep flopsy and mopsy in tact. And second it can be a great layering piece underneath a loose tank, plus it looks cute and just feels supportive.
  • Running Pants – These look great with a longer loose tank for someone who wants to cover up, or with fitted racer backs to show off your shape. Lulu lemons Wunder Unders are the best excercise pants I’ve ever slipped my tush into. Amazing.  For a more cost friendly running pant, Joe Fresh offers a great array of yoga pants that also look and feel flattering.
  • Star Sneaks – Or what I like to call statement runners.  A bright pair of kicks are a must for whatever training you are doing are, make sure you know what type of shoe you need for the training you are doing. This is a great site to guide you along Womans Health Shoe Finder.
  • Racer Back Tanks – Or what I call the shoulder and back glorifier,  Racer backs complement these areas and give the arm a long leaner look.  Again, Joe Fresh and Lulu Lemon offer many different styles of racer tanks.  Places like Winners and Zellers also carry active wear lines where you can find a fabulous variety of colors and different fits.

Here are some inspirations I found:

New Balance Compression Suit

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Stella McCartney for Adidas

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Lulu Lemon Wunder Under Pant

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Rebook Anthlin ReTone

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The truth is we all need to feel and look our best when we get our hearts pumping.  So whether your going to rock the gym or hit the trails why not do it like you’re rockin the runway!

Here is my post run routine by  My bikini butt is well on its way b/c of these two!  Karena and Katrina, founders of Tone It Up are great inspirations.  Check out the video and do your own at home workout with then…feel the burn.

follow them on Twitter @ToneItUp and as well on here on Facebook.

Happy Monday Everyone.

Jaclyn xo

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